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FAIRMOUNT ESTATE Kevin KevinCostner, Costner,world-famous world-famousOscar-winning Oscar-winningactor/ actor/ director, director,together togetherwith withhis histhen-wife, then-wife,commissioned commissionedand and built builtthis thisvilla villainin1989. 1989.Originally OriginallyananItalian Italian Mediterranean Mediterraneanmanse, manse,the thesecond secondowners ownershave have transformed transformedthe the7500+ 7500+square squarefeet feethome homeinto intoa aVenetian Venetian palazzo. palazzo.The Thehome homeisisfurnished furnishedwith withexquisite exquisiteantique antique rugs rugsand andhandmade handmade100% 100%silk silkand andwool woolcarpets, carpets,custom custom handmade handmadefurniture furnitureand andhand-dyed hand-dyedluxurious luxuriousfabrics. fabrics. The Therenovation renovationofofthis thisestate estatewas wasarchitected architectedbybyEwing Ewing Architects ArchitectsofofPasadena Pasadenaand andexecuted executedbybyFinton Finton Construction ConstructionofofLos LosAngeles. Angeles.This Thishome homehas hasbeen beenthe the site siteofofnumerous numerousgatherings gatheringswith withupwards upwardsofof300 300people, people, fundraisers fundraisersand andperformances performancessuch suchasasthe thePasadena Pasadena Conservatory ConservatoryofofMusic’s Music’s“Mansions “Mansions&&Music” Music”concert concert series. series.InIn2010 2010the theresidence residencewas wasselected selectedtotobebeinin Architectural ArchitecturalTreasures TreasuresofofLa LaCanada, Canada,Flintridge FlintridgeTour Tour for forLCHS. LCHS.


OVERVIEW A  gracious  compound  surrounded  by  majes3c  deodar  trees  and  tall  privacy  walls,  this  gated  Italian  estate  is  impressively  sited  on  a  pres3gious  corner  high  in  the   scenic  foothills  of  La  Canada  Flintridge.      No  expense  was  spared  in  the  structural  overhaul,  which  emphasized  upgrading  and  modernizing  all  of  the  home’s  func-­‐ 3onal  systems.  It  is  now  a  “smart  home”  fully  wired  for  sound,  employs  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art  home  controllers  such  as  Lutron  Homeworks  ligh3ng  and  Crestron  Mul3   Media  control,  is  ouJiKed  with  4  security  cameras,  5  H VAC  system  with  4-­‐zoned  central  hea3ng  and  Air  on  second  floor,  and  includes  a  back-­‐up  generator.   A  drama3c  two-­‐story  entry  foyer,  accented  by  a  grand  sweeping  staircase,  beckons  guests  into  spectacular  public  rooms  with  tall  hand-­‐painted  ceiling  frescoes,   French  an3que  limestone  floors,  custom  Murano  glass  windows,  hand-­‐craQed  cabinetry,  designer    ligh3ng  fixtures,  inlaid  hardwood  flooring  and  sensuous  win-­‐ dow  coverings.  The  outstanding  floor  plan  features  a  stunning  living  room,  elegant  dining  room,  in3mate  entertaining  alcoves,  gourmet  kitchen,  family  room,  cozy   office,  five  spacious  bedrooms  plus  ar3st’s  studio  in  the  main  residence.  A   second  newly-­‐constructed  accessory  building  houses  a  1000-­‐boKle  wine  cel-­‐ lar,  wine-­‐tas3ng  room  and  a  mul3-­‐purpose  retreat,  perfect  for  guests  and   connoisseurs  alike. Tall  French  doors  and  windows  fill  this  magnificent  home  and  connoisseur’s   retreat  with  abundant  natural  light  and  capture  the  serene,  scenic  beauty  of   flowering  gardens,  lush  foliage  and  towering  trees  from  most  rooms.  Beau3-­‐ ful  interior  spaces  transi3on  seamlessly  to  expansive  loggias  and  roman3c   outdoor  terraces,  providing  an  enchan3ng  venue  for  grand-­‐scale  entertain-­‐ ing,  in3mate  dinner  par3es  or  private  relaxa3on.  Dine  alfresco  under  the   stars,  swim  in  the  sun-­‐lit  salt-­‐water  pool,  meander  through  the  invi3ng  secret   gardens,  host  a  children’s  party,  or  cater  an  extravagant  fund-­‐raiser  benefit  –   the  possibili3es  are  endless  and  the  seZng  is  mesmerizing. Only  minutes  from  shopping,  fine  dining,  top  schools,  and  easy  access  to   downtown  Los  Angeles,  Pasadena,  movie  studios  and  the  west  side,  this  ex-­‐ cep3onal  Italian  compound  is  the  ul3mate  magical  oasis  in  the  heart  of  the   city,  and  paradise  found!

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Main Residence : 6754 square feet Connoisseur’s Retreat : 840 square feet Covered Loggias : 1000 Plus square feet Lot Size : 31,978 square feet

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An unparalleled luxurious Venetian estate boasting 2 gated entries. Surrounded by soaring deodar trees, this completely private & walled estate was featured in numerous media & home tours. Estate living combined with a family lifestyle, this artisan home is a labor of love, almost four years in remodeling & redesign, equipped for catered entertaining events. Five bedroom suites including extensive Venetian master with his & hers quarters- Tuscan kitchen with nook & outdoor seating, A library with intricate venetian details, grand covered loggia with arched Moroccan tea area, endless frescoes on ceilings & walls, casework details, artisan signed venetian stained glass above a two story dining room, grand living & bar, separate connoisseur's retreat building with basement cellar, bar & dining; pool/spa with outdoor shower, lower playground & sport-court above, state of art systems throughout & house remodel completed in 2010

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LIVING ROOM & BAR Ceiling frescoes and the bar’s hand-painted cabinet for glassware are as originally painted when the Costners lived here, but have been freshened by artist Claudio Scaravezzi who designed and painted the other ceiling and wall frescoes throughout.

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LOGGIA The Loggia is accented with a built-in Moroccan-style banquet surrounded by custom mosaic tile work, providing a luxurious extension of the living area into the outdoors. Surfaced with Beaumaniere (French antiqued limestone), the wrap-around loggia expands the living room on 3 sides through abutted French doors for year-round protected entertaining.

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DINING ROOM Flavio Fuga, son of renowned Murano glass maker Ansolo Fuga whose work can be seen in the Hotel Danieli near St. Mark’s Square in Venice, worked with the owners for over a year designing and creating the 5 upper windows with the dove motif, symbolizing peace and prosperity. These are not just stained glass; they are painted and sculpted with unique materials to have bas-relief contours and special refractory qualities. • The wood floor was built from owner’s design, oval to maximize the space, and inlaid by hand in Poland using mahogany and cherry in the border pattern and alder wood for the rest. • Fabrics for the curtains and drapes were hand-dyed and handmade. The sheers are hand embroidered with gold-woven thread. • Ceiling fresco and chandelier are original; Claudio created arch fresco. •

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KITCHEN • • • • • •

The entire kitchen and family room area was gutted and remodeled, including: Rojo Alicante marble countertops from Spain. Custom-made hand-painted French tiles by Santa Monica tile artist Annie Sarboux based on the grand canal in Venice, inspired by the landscapes of Giovanni Antonio Canal better known as Canaletto (little Canal). 2 themes are prominent in all cabinetry – Venetian quatrefeuille (four leaf) design, and Moorish Lancet arches.

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LIBRARY • • •

Custom cabinetry throughout with custom cushions and seating. Upper cabinetry incorporates antique mirrors. Ceiling fresco has Italian motif with Asian influences.

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FAMILY ROOM Cushioned daybed is integrated with the custom cabinetry. Commissioned ceiling painting inspired by owners visit to Assisi Chapel incorporates astrological signs and cherubs (on the beams). Fireplace designed based on an ancient monastery door Khachkar or ‘cross stone’ design at Noravank monastery in Armenia. It is made of travertine, instead of traditional “Tuff ” stone, and carved in Mexico. • Media room with surround sound • • •

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MASTER BEDROOM & BATH • • • • • •

Venetian plaster walls, and ceiling Mariano Fortuny Venetian glass light fixture and standing lamp. Carpet is in silk and Tibetan wool. Drapery hardware is French.. Mariano Fortuny custom handmade drapery panel, across the archway, separating her bathroom. Custom handmade glass windows inside the closet, by Venetian glass artist Flavio Fuga, themed with dove motif similar to the Dining Room.

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UPSTAIRS FOYER & Entry • •

Carpeting is Tibetan wool. Antique French sconces are 200 years old.

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CHILDREN’S SUITE •

Hallway fresco was inspired by vacation in Galapagos.

Ceiling of one bedroom evokes a circus tent; the other bedroom employs beach theme.

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ART STUDIO •

Art Studio was previously Kevin Costner’s white-washed office; it’s been completely reconfigured with natural beams, new skylight, Tuscan-style fireplace, display shelving and all new cabinetry custom designed by owner for supplies, portfolios and large-paper storage, special-sized drawers, bins and cubbies.

SPA SUITE Spa room rendered as a sanctuary with 100% silk carpet and custom-built massage bed. Walls and ceiling covered in padded fabric for soundproofing. Bath accent wall is river rock.

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GROUNDS • • • •

The estate occupies ¾ of an acre, which includes: Main Level - entrance court, lighted sports court, 3-car garage, wrap-around loggia, lawns and BBQ area. Mid Level – saltwater pool & spa, wisteria-covered gazebo and connoisseur’s retreat with adjoining bath & outdoor shower. Lower Level - children’s playground with large play structure surrounded by citrus trees (Meyer lemon, tart lemon and grapefruit).

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CONNOISSEUR’S RETREAT Upstairs Office

Newly built in 2006 Tuscan style with Venetian plaster walls, walnut floors and 400-gallon freshwater fish tank heated during winter for it’s tropical residents:Fresco in the stairwell conveys the relationship between constellations and astrology figures as conceived by Claudio and features a wine merchants vessel. Downstairs Wine Cellar & Tasting Room

Custom-built snooker table that converts to tabletop for tastings; leaves are housed in custom cabinet in stairwell. Locally made of Italian fruitwood, rosewood & mahogany with ivory inlays and antique brass rosettes. • Beaumaniere floor is thermally heated to preserve optimal wine storage conditions. • Clerestory above bar brings in natural light; glass shelves allow light from above to illuminate color of cognac. Sink outfitted with special pumps for proper water flow and drainage. • 1,000-bottle wine cellar is custom-painted around alderwood shelving. •

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Guest Suite

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